In this online video class, we start with body awareness, tension and release and the shifting of mass and how this translates to more and more movement but without tension and excess. Join me for more classes online and in person, here.
There are times where training in a school is forbidden or not possible. There are always ways to hone the inner blade as many cultures have shown us before, from adopting agricultural tools into weapons to masking fighting moves in dance and song. Here I focus on the family unit. Here are twenty drills or… Read More Solo and Partner home drills/games
Movies paint a picture of virtue and might. Of good and evil and of discernible visuals. Life is about energy preservation and the attacker being smarter than most movie villains seeks the most vulnerable position for the pray before attacking. After all, statistics are here for a reason and adding percentages to not getting caught… Read More FIGHT TALK
Much of the intuition and sixth sense comes from seeing and hearing and smelling things that we only somewhat acknowledge. It is not that we are asleep, it is we are conditioned to handle one thing at a time and thus we lower our high brain functions. We can easily negate this practice by working… Read More |What are we not hearing?
Time is the true commodity. Here are eight drills that hide within daily actions to sharpen and hone the movement ability of us all. 1.Slowly increase the distance you take to throw the trash into the trash bin (Be extra careful with weird shaped objects, they fly differently) 2. Walk up the stairs at night… Read More An inclusive take on everyday training
Topics –using the theme of healing from an injury or encounter shock Learning from other fields of study: Gymnastics, coordination and force, understanding leverage Climbing – strength and structure awareness in hanging and moving,economy of motion Dance – balance, lightness on feet, coordination, reading people and tempo Circus – juggling, rope walking, riding on animals… Read More Podcast 2 – Learning from other branches of movement
Games and stories are the best way to teach the young and non walking dead. Here are a few ways to bring your child more into the moment and show that paying attention pays. VISUAL One more cat – Choose an animal like a cat or an object and see who calls it out faster… Read More Teach your child to pay attention
Many fights and endeavors in life are determined before the actual visible contact begins. Our awareness and focus Our knowledge of self Our ability to know what is important These can put us in a place where we already won or in a place where we need to dig dip to simply survive. Here are… Read More Softness cuts through everything
Any movement and any activity can bring on new lessons and learning. Here is a simple movement exercise and obstacles on the way to further the learning gained from them. One can repeat a movement ten thousand times and learn nothing. One can hone a movement ten thousand times and learn everything. The smart gorilla… Read More The obstacles are the learning